A Northumbrian village that sees frequent flooding is celebrating, after it was announced that it will get a sewer upgrade to alleviate the problem.

The village of Choppington will see work on the £500,000 project start in early October.

As part of the scheme, Northumbrian water will be upgrading the current sewer pipe that serves properties in Percy Gardens and Farndale Avenue. The sewer upgrade will see around 300 metres of new sewer fitted to replace the existing underperforming pipeline.

The new sewer pipe will enable storm waters to be taken away from homes so the chance of flooding is greatly reduced. Northumbrian Water’s project manager on the scheme, Paul Davison stated:

“We appreciate that flooding is distressing for customers, so reducing this risk is one of our top priorities.

“This scheme will offer the residents of Choppington some protection for the future.

Sometimes it is necessary to upgrade a sewer network if a town or village increases in size. The same can also apply at new housing developments in large cities like London. If you are concerned that your drain or sewer is underperforming, you should get in contact with a specialist drainage company who will be able to assess the problem.

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